Oleander cuttings

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jambop

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Oleander cuttings
« on: September 18, 2020, 09:08 »
Hi I took some Oleander cuttings and they have all done nicely and are now potted up and growing quite well. I was a bit unsure of what sort of type of wood to take so I ended up taking all soft wood and so the cuttings are all single stem, should I now nip the growing tip out to try to make them bush or is this something they will do naturally?

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Re: Oleander cuttings
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 09:19 »
I don't usually nip them out until Spring, when it's clear which have survived the winter, cos they don't all make it here.
I've tried keeping them indoors or in the greenhouse, with the same results :(
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Re: Oleander cuttings
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 10:01 »
We get very mild winters here but I will leave them until next spring. They have roots coming through the bottom of the pots and have grown about 3-4 inches so I may have to pot them on although they are in 150cm pots so should be ok until the spring.

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Re: Oleander cuttings
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 21:46 »
On a whim, a couple of months ago, while in a garden centre with my wife, we bought a 1-metre high Oleander in a pot as part of golden wedding anniversary presents for her. Imagine our bemusement a few weeks later when, browsing on my phone, I discovered how extraordinarily poisonous they are, and how thuggish they can become....     I prefer not to think that it's somehow symbolic of our marriage....

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Re: Oleander cuttings
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 22:20 »
Yes, they're poisonous - but it baffles me that people worry about growing them - do people go around their gardens eating leaves from their plants.
Many plants are poisonous, but personally - I only eat things that I know are edible  :)



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